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Stock indices closed mixed. Health care sector and Italian bank ratings cut by Standards and Poor's weighed on markets. Roche Holding AG shares dropped 6.1% after reporting disappointing results from a clinical trial.
Standards and Poor's lowered Italian bank ratings because the growth would be slower than expected.
The Gfk German consumer confidence index increased to 9.0 in January from 8.7 in December, beating forecasts for a rise to 8.9.
Eurozone's adjusted current account surplus dropped to €20.5 billion in October from €32.0 billion in September. September's figure was revised up from a surplus of €30.0 billion. Analysts had expected a surplus of €27.8 billion.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,545.27 +79.27 +1.23 %
DAX 9,786.96 -24.10 -0.25 %
CAC 40 4,241.65 -7.84 -0.18 %
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